Easy one-pot method to control the morphology of polyethylene/carbon nanotube nanocomposites using metallocene catalysts

Bijal Kottukkal Bahuleyan, Muataz Atieh, Sadhan Kumar De, Masihullah Jabarulla Khan, Mamdouh A. Al-Harthi

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Abstract

An easy one pot method is demonstrated for the controlled periodical surface coating of polyethylene over multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) by insitu polymerization of ethylene using highly active metallocene catalysts (Cp 2ZrCl 2 and Cp 2TiCl 2) in combination withmethylalumoxane. The crystallinity of the nanocomposite was increased and its morphology could be tuned from "sausage" like to "shish-kebab" in the presence of CNTdepending on the experimental condition and choice of metal atom.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9744
JournalJournal of Polymer Research
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Metallocene catalysts
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polymerization
  • Polyolefins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry

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